Two Libertarians Will Win Local Partisan Office in Louisiana by Default

Two Libertarians are certain to be elected to local partisan office in Louisiana in November, because they filed in races for which the number of candidates is equal to the number of seats to be filled. Randall Hayes filed for Alderman in Atlanta, and Michael Riffe filed for the same office in Sikes. Each village is in Winn Parish and each elects three. In each case, only three individuals filed, so the election is canceled and the candidates who filed are deemed nominated.

If there had been an election, party labels would have been on the ballot. As far as is known, these two Libertarians will be the first minor party members elected to public office in Louisiana since 1968, when the American Party presidential elector candidates won the election and voted for George Wallace in the electoral college. Thanks to Randall Hayes for this news.

6 comments

  1. w00t w00t! Go libertarians!!!

  2. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    @Richard. We are hearing word that the only other 3rd party elected official was a gentleman that was elected onto a private water board. Some say he was appointed. We have been trying to track down information. –Reed Ebarb, Secretary of Libertarian Party of Louisiana

  3. H. J. Bourgeois · · Reply

    How can I make contact with the La. Libertarion Party? I have questions about candidates for La. 2014 U. S. Senate race.
    Thanks,
    HJB

  4. http://louisianalibertarian.net/contact/sccContacts.php

    Each of the names goes to an email address.

  5. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    @4 You can also feel free to call me at 318-455-5333

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